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KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs will be without run back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Sunday night’s wild card round playoff game at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs’ second-leading rusher this season with 517 yards, will miss his third game in a row due to a shoulder injury.
Edwards-Helaire trained on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his shoulder in a Week 16 victory over the Steelers. But the Chiefs shut him down Thursday and Friday and will list him as out on their last injury report for the week.
“I have tested [the shoulder] ‘a few days ago and it was not quite as good as we thought it could be and he thought it could be,’ ‘coach Andy Reid said.
The Chiefs’ top reserve runback, Darrel Williams, was limited in training this week due to an injured toe. Williams did not play in the second half of last week’s win over the Denver Broncos.
Chiefs also have Jerick McKinnon and Derrick Gore as running backs. The two came together to rush 54 yards in the game against the Broncos, and McKinnon caught a 14-yard touchdown pass.
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill practiced all week, and apart from a setback before kickoff, he will play against the Steelers. I missed a lot of last week’s fight due to a sore heel.